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    Re: Beekeeping in Russia video

    Fascinating video.
  2. Thread: wind break

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    Re: wind break

    Maybe Bluebeard & Bee Bee Tree.
  3. Re: Any ideas for bee friendly hedge plantings in the midwest ?

    How about Blue beard (Caryopteris).
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    Re: tankless water heater

    I went with tankless in the house to get rid of the chimney. No more warm house air wasted through the chimney. No more large amount of cold air drawn into the house. Love it!
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    Re: Cone trap out bees getting back in

    I wouldn't use spray foam. I used it on a troublesome trap out. Bees have chewed through it several times.

    My troublesome trap out is an old house with cedar shingles under layers of standard...
  6. Re: A break for the bees-Geniticly altered flowers for nectar

    Very interesting.
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    Re: Help! Door to honey house got left open!

    Smoke. Definitely.
    Last year I had 10 supers in the garage. It was an absolutely beautiful day so I decided to extract honey with the door open. Well after a couple hours a couple bees had turned...
  8. Thread: Bluebeard, WOW!

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    Re: Bluebeard, WOW!

    I am fascinated by discussions of "bee plants" and what differentiates major & minor nectar producers. I dug up this explanation from "American Honey Plants" by Frank Chapman Pellet.:

    "There are...
  9. Re: Florida beekeepers and citrus growers will meet September 18 in Lake Alfred

    Good luck! I hope there is progress.
  10. Thread: Bluebeard, WOW!

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    Re: Bluebeard, WOW!

    Well I am certainly intrigued! I don't find it listed as a major or minor nectar producer but I sure like the color & with so many comments it is worth consideration. Does anyone know if the...
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    Re: Tired of my lawn.

    Birds foot trefoil.
  12. Re: Lavender & Coriander (Cilantro) for Mite control??

    How close to the hives do you plant it?
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    Re: Land Managment for your bees

    Are you referring to Black Locust? A neighboring property has 50 acres of Honey locust that I will be putting hives on next year even though they are listed as a minor nectar producer. I look forward...
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    Re: Land Managment for your bees

    Are you referring to Pipal or Polar? I don't either listed as a major or minor nectar source. Osage Orange either. Does your experience differ?
  15. Re: Suggestions for non-toxic wood filler/repair putty for damaged supers

    For smaller rot spots i scrape out the rot then use Durhams wood putty. Sand if needed. Try to consider time. My time is valuable. New supers can be purchased for under $10. Once painted will last a...
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    Re: Should I try and plant Bee tree seeds now

    When you say "several years" would that be 3 to 5 years?
  17. Thread: broken frames

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    Re: broken frames

    Have a look at frame savers from Mann lake or other suppliers.

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=mannlake&Screen=SRCH&sType=1&Search=frame+repair#!HD-640/1/
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    Re: suggestions on a planting around my bee yard!

    I've asked this question too. See: http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?286411-Lavender-amp-Coriander-(Cilantro)-for-Mite-control Would love to know more.
  19. Re: Lavender & Coriander (Cilantro) for Mite control??

    What about planting Thyme around the hives?
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    Re: Stocks Pollinator Mix

    I got a reply from Stocks. They have great customer service! Here it is:

    Hi Don,

    Our pollinator mix was put together with the intent to provide foraging for all pollinators. Although honey...
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    Re: suggestions on a planting around my bee yard!

    This spring I planted Buffalo grass & white clover right around the hives.
  22. Re: Outch! Just finished up with extracting honey crop and pop goes a swarm...

    Try reducing the entrance to half or less.
  23. Re: Strategies for getting bees out of honey supers?

    Last year on an extremely bee-utiful day I decided to extract honey with the garage door open. By the time I finished about 10 supers I had 1,000s of bees in the garage. My solution was to leave the...
  24. Thread: Oak tree honey?

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    Re: Oak tree honey?

    I was very alarmed when I read that Oak (perhaps English Oak) nectar was Poisonous to Bees. I have many Bur, Red & White Oak on my farm & have not seen any problem.

    Here is the information: "****...
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    Re: What is the deal with Lavender?

    I have started a new thread for Lavender & Coriander (Cilantro) for Mite control. I'd love to know more!
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